The Connection Between IBS and PCOS

The connection between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is REAL! ⠀IBS is the most common GI disorder among women with PCOS, affecting 20 to 40% of women. Yikes! That’s a lot of tummy trouble. If this is you, here are some ways to get relief.

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Benefits of Magnesium for PCOS

Magnesium is an important mineral that most people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are significantly lacking in. Women with PCOS are 19 times more likely to have a magnesium deficiency, according to a study in Gynecology Endocrinology. This is concerning as magnesium has been shown to play a role in glucose, insulin, and blood pressure regulation. Individuals with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes have also shown to have low levels of magnesium. In fact, having low levels of magnesium increases your risk for having type 2 diabetes.

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Spice Up Your Eating: Cinnamon And PCOS

When you think of cinnamon, do foods like pumpkin bread, apple pie, spiced cider, oatmeal, and pumpkin spice lattes come to mind? Well, recent research provides some welcome news: Cinnamon may help you better regulate your menstrual cycle and even improve insulin and cholesterol levels. Here’s what to know about this popular spice.

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New Risks of Birth Control Pills for PCOS

Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) have long been demonstrated as a treatment option for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) who suffer from irregular or absent periods. Despite its benefits, OCPs have been associated with adverse health effects in women, even in the teenage years. Some professions question if OCPs are just a Band-Aid and don’t address the root cause of the syndrome. Women who go off OCPs still find that their period is irregular or absent, sending many to fertility clinics for help. If you are a parent of a young girl with PCOS or are a young girl yourself, you may be asking if the pill is really a good idea.This article reviews the risks and benefits of OCPs for young women with PCOS and alternative treatments.

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7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin B12

Do you have a B12 deficiency? People with PCOS need to make sure they are getting enough vitamin B12. Why? Metformin, oral contraceptives, and common heartburn medications can deplete levels of vitamin B12. Conditions that interfere with nutrient absorption, such celiac or Crohn’s disease, can also affect levels of B12.Here are some common signs and symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency.

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An Apple A Day Keeps The PCOS Away!

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The cooler temperatures and the bright foliage are signals that Fall has arrived! This time of year is also about apples, making October National Apple Month. Did you know that there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States? Apples are a delicious and healthy fruit for women with PCOS. Here are some health benefits and fun facts about this crisp PCOS friendly fruit.

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